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Patchwork with Chopar Design

Patchwork with Chopar Design
Maker unknown
Middle Sindh, Pakistan
1990
47" x 78"
Cotton
MSU Museum Accession 2008:121.1
Photo by Pearl Yee Wong, all rights reserved by MSU Museum

This patchwork ralli is made in the traditional strong “satrangi” color scheme of the Sindh (white, black, red, orange, green, blue and purple). The geometric pattern includes the cross in the center called “chopar”. It is used as a playing board for a game using small stones. On the upper and lower ends are zig-zag patterns in the geometric design called “lahar” or wave pattern. The back is patched, mainly over-dyed blue fabric.




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